Starting over...

July 18, 2018

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Location:

Columbus,IN,United States

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2016

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Bests:

5K - 23:39:1 / Abby Brinkman 5K 2016

10K - 50:58.2 / Rock N Ready 10K Run 2016

Half-marathon - 01:56:07 / Hilly Half of Brown County 2016

Marathon - 4:08:10 / Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2016

Short-Term Running Goals:

 I like the fresh air on my face as I step out the front door. I like the sound of my shoes taking their first strikes on the pavement. I like my ponytail whipping from side to side along my back as my pace increases. I like how clear my thoughts become with each passing mile. I like the sense of freedom that I feel in the stillness of the early morning. I like to run!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Running in 2017 did not go well. I finished the year defeated. I seriously questioned if I should even continue running recreationally. I ran a total of 2737.69 miles, but had nothing to show for it. I achieved 0 PR's. I qualified for Boston, but was one of the 5000 non-accepted qualifiers. Even my favorite brand of shoes left my feet calloused and sore.

I intend to start over in 2018 by running fewer miles, resting more, and following a new racing program that incorporates strength and mobility exercises. If you read my blog, feel free to look over my history. Any comments are welcome and greatly appreciated. I'd love to achieve the following this year:

	Finish a race with a PR

	Complete a half-marathon without hitting the wall at mile 11 or mile 12

I just really want to enjoy running again!

 

 

Personal:

I am a first grade teacher. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. I truly enjoy everything about my life!

Miles:This week: 17.57 Month: 63.33 Year: 797.17
Brooks Ghost 11 Lifetime Miles: 63.33
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.008.068.06

Workout: Treadmill

  • Warm-up / 10 minutes / 9:49
  • Steady / 20 minutes / 8:49
  • Faster / 15 minutes / 8:06
  • Faster / 10 minutes / 7:41
  • Fastest / 5 minutes / 7:30
  • Cool-down / 10 minutes / 9:49

Thoughts:

  • I really wanted to attempt this workout outside, but there was lingering ice and extremely cold conditions. Maintaining paces for long durations is not something that I perform well so the practice would have been good for me.
  • I did well with my running until the 10 minute block of time. I stopped twice to drink water and catch my breath. I pulled it together for the 5 minute session.
  • Since I don't know what I'm doing on the treadmill, my speed was most likely higher than what I could have performed outside. I don't know if running on the treadmill is beneficial or harmful to my overall training.

Brooks Ghost 9 Miles: 8.06
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